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Learn About Metal Gear Solid 2's Original Ending And Why It Was Changed

by Elise Favis on Apr 03, 2016 at 08:17 AM

Did You Know Gaming's newest segment puts a focus on Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, and one of its more interesting tidbits is how the the finale changed from its original concept.

The video touches upon a variety of topics, from keeping Raiden a secret before release by swapping him out of promos and trailers, to how action movies like Terminator and King Kong were major influences. It also mentions the original ending, which involved the ship Arsenal Gear crashing into New York City, but this was later omitted and changed in development due to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. 

On a lighter note, the video also explores many of Metal Gear Solid 2's quirks, like seagull bird poop splattering onto the screen when looking up at the sky, and the many ways Rose can refuse to save your game if you upset her.

You can check out other videos from the Did You Know Gaming channel covering Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom PainWarioConker's Bad Fur DayBatman: Arkham Asylum,  the history of the Wii UNESPlayStation 2Nintendo 64, the DS, and two covering the Game Boy by hitting the links.